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Mar 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
obama wants to deliver change we can believe in but he can't do it alone. it's thursday march 28th. i'm alex wagner. this is "now." >>> want to make sure every american is listening today. >> the president's in-box is at capacity. gun control. immigration reform and that whole grand bargain thing. how much power does he have to get it done? david axelrod breaks it down. does politics imitate art? oscar winner barry levinson and "new york times" frank bruney on the culture curve. the rominee returns. mitt tries to convince us he's normal. >> the market is surging but the paychecks are paltry. what gives with the american economy. >>> have some inner growth i never experienced. >>> and disgraced governor turned drug counselor jim mcgreevey talks redemption and second chances. >>> surrounded by mothers who lost children to gun violence, this afternoon, president obama remembered the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >> shame on us if we've forgotten. i haven't forgotten those kids. shame on us if we've forgotten. >> that line highlighted the fundamental problem for the white house. it's b
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
to be coming around to the idea of marriage equality. some like rob portman have changed their position for personal reasons. and others, like raince priebus, for political expediency. the chairman of the gop which drafted the gop platform last summer is now arguing for inclusion. >> i know our principles and i know our parties believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. but i also know we have a party that's going to be inclusive and is going to listen to people and is going to allow differences of opinion in our party. >> but if certain voices seem intent to move forward on civil rights, the party's right flank is digging in its heels. >> young conservatives, 30 and under, 35 and under, gay marriage, all that matters. homosexual marriage. if the party makes that something official, that they support, they're not going to pull the homosexual activist voters away from the democrat party. but they are going to -- cause their base to stay home. and throw their hands up in utter frustration. >> similar frustration was echoed by evangelicals and social conservatives. family refo
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2013 9:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 9:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, but cooper acknowledged that the country's understanding of marriage is changing rapidly, he says evolution should continue without the supreme court's interference. as mother jones put it, cooper was supposed to argue that california had a legitimate interest other than simple bigotry in banning same-sex couples in getting married. he difficult finding one. cooper found that marriage is about pro creation, but justice elena kagan challenged this argument. >> if you arory the age of 55, you don't help us serve the government's interest in regulating pro creation, through marriage so why is that different? >> your honor, even with respect to couples over the age of 55, it is very rare that both couples -- both parties to the relationship are infer tile. >> i can assure you if both the women and man are over 55, there are not a lot of children coming out of that marriage. >> a lesson in fertility. justice stephen breyer acknowledged, there are a lot of people who get married who can't have children. and what of the same-couples who do have children? cooper argued harm could be done to them an
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 9:00am PST
have opinion of republicans has changed and there are people still like john mccain who are very pro-military, but, you know, but that's no longer where the weight of opinion in the republican party is. >> that's a good point. >> the difference here is that you can support the military. you can insist that nothing ever take away from our military readiness. you can demapped that no cut ever impedes anyone on the frontline, and acknowledge that the pentagon -- i mean, the pentagon budget grows exponentially every year. you could acknowledge that you can trim from that budget. now, no one suggested that the military cuts were artful, strategic, or wise. they simply said that if the sequester is going to happen, we're not going to raise taxes again because we have such an objection to the way -- but, i mean, let me just say, no republican is pleased with the way that the military cuts were crafted in the sequester. they simply prefer to have the sequester happen than to raise taxes again 12 weeks later. >> that in and of itself i think is a change. they would rather go for inartful meat
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 9:00am PST
in terms of where -- between these two men. >> can i give obama -- go ahead. >> here's what could change now. i think part of the affection for biden that a lot of people have is sort of predicated on the idea he didn't really want anything. he was pretty old when he took the job. nobody really thought he was going to try to succeed obama as president, and the first term it wasn't really an issue. i think that might change. i think biden does want something. i think biden has gotten kind of interested in being president. in fact, this scuttle but that he thinks he is running. it's a private joke he has with himself. nobody else thinks he would be a very strong candidate, but that changes the dynamic. if you are tying to get that job, people relate to you very differently than if you are at the end of your career or helping someone else. the president has been making a number of cabinet -- there's a lot of talk about obama ushering out the form of rivals, and he is bringing out his folks. at this point it's a mixed wag, if you will. i mean, in john kerry, he doesn't have someone who is pa
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. but this week i think exposed some serious changes, if not a rift within the elder wing -- the elder sort of establishment wing of the republican party in the upper chamber. not just on sequester but with the rand paul talky filibuster. >> i was pleased see that picture because normally there's a democrat standing there getting a scowl. >> i've been on elevators like that myself. you know, i think that, you know, i appreciate what senator mccain and senator graham were trying to say. under no circumstances are americans at home in danger of getting shot by a drone from the u.s. government. however, they continue to be a little bit behind the curve of where a broad swath of the american people are. sure, you know, a large majority of the american people believe that we should use drones to go after terrorists abroad, but they also want our constitution protected, and there's a way to do both. that's what the president has been trying to convey. that's ultimately what the attorney general put in his letter yesterday. >> is he fairly brazen. >> it doesn't make it right. just because they did
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2013 9:00am PDT
that are interested in running out the clock or changing the subject or drowning out the majority of the american people to prevent any of these reforms from happening at all. they're doing everything they can to make all our progress collapse under the weight of fear and frustration or their assumption is is that people will just forget about it. i read an article in the news just the other day wondering is washington, has washington missed its opportunity because as time goes on, after newtown, somehow people start moving on and forgetting. let me tell you, the people here, they don't forget. grace's dad is not forgetting. hadiyah's mom hasn't forgotten. the notion that two months or three months after something as horrific as what happened in newtown happens -- and we moved on to other things? that's not who we are. that's not who we are. i want to make sure every american is listening today. less than 100 days ago that happened. and the entire country was shocked. and the entire country pledged we would do something about it and this time it would be different. shame on us if we've forgotten.
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
cost you at aflac.com. >>> president obama still believes in change you can believe in. it's friday, march 22nd and this is "now." >>> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent, at the hu "huffington post" and as msnbc contributor, sam stein. vice president of demos, heather mcagree, politico's political reporter jake sherman and bloomberg's senior national correspondent, josh green. >>> president obama is now ming with jordan's kill abdullah. they're expected to discuss the civil war in syria as well as prospects for peace between israel and the palestinians. yesterday the president delivered a speech filled with optimism and hard truths to a room filled with israeli students, beyond endorsing a two-state solution, the president asserted that forging a lasting peace is a matter of civil rights. couching it the broader question of what it means to be a democracy. a return to the signature themes of the 2008 campaign and the early days of his presidency. as he outlined in cairo in 2009, the president began by affirming america's respect and its commitment. >> i
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
. a transformational change. >> i think colorado is a good example. i grew up in that state, it definitely is a hunting-friendly state. i only lived in sweet states, strategic. >> there's some ohio blood in there? >> i'm going to move there for a while so i can say, i used to live in ohio, it's a swing state. you're seeing it in colorado where this is going. states are responsive on a local level. politics is all about pressure and leverage. for somebody like a mary landrieu, she doesn't see as a national poll as necessarily the pressure that's going to change her election. she's worried about louisiana. she's worried about getting re-elected in that state. and until you see the zeitgeist change within the state, these politicians are not responsive to that. where bloomberg can make a huge difference is he can go into a local race, a congressional district, he can go in on a state. when mary landrieu starts seeing bloomberg money against her, then i think she might change her mind. >> let's talk about bloomberg money. as if he's got bloomberg money. "the new york times" quotes thomas mann from brooking
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
no interest in dropping their favorite past-time, but democrats could put a stop to it by changing the rules. the idea is it isn't even the rules, it's them. >> i thought it made sense right after he was elected the first time to try to reach across the aisle. that was the theme of his entire campaign. pretty soon it became clear that there was never going to be any, any give on, in terms of give and take on the part of the republicans. after a while, he needed, he and the democrats not just obama, needed to go after this party and make it clear that they are obstructionists, that they are harming working people. they're harming the middle class, they're harming the poor and that's never occurred. >> another example of this, carrie. jonathan bernstein in the "washington post" had a piece that sums up my feelings probably about this. but this is what he wrote -- he said the truth is that the house of representatives, which is the chief sort of opponents of the obama agenda, right now appear to be both in capable of legislating and not interested in it either. the only thing to do is put the d
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2013 9:00am PST
the administration is the fact that the plans that they put forward, including some reform changes like chain cpi and social security, medicare different payments in terms of -- no one knows about them, and ezra cline had a good post where he talked to an unnamed republican congressman about chain c.p.i., and the congressman said something like if only they would go there, we could get a deal. they went there. you know, it's funny in one respect, but it's also sort of sad and problematic in another that if you have to actually just start with educating them about what's in the proposal, then the end game, which is the actual deal making is far off, and i guess sea bass will help, but it will take a lot of sea bass. >> a lot of chilean sea bass. >> i think everybody has seen that bill o'reilly tape where he says you're lying about what the president has on offer, and really there is a sense that no matter what president obama puts on the table, it won't be enough. even if it's precisely the things that republicans are calling for. >> it won't be enough or won't be believed that he is actually putt
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
yorker" last summer, but i don't think the situation has changed, the war in afghanistan haas come to this, the u.s. is leaving, mission not accomplished. by the end of 2014 when the last americans are due to stop fighting, the taliban will not be defeated. a western-style democracy will not be in place. the economy will not be self-sustaining and it's a good bet in some remote valley, even al qaeda will be carrying on. ha do you make of that? >> and first, it's not like the costs are even going to end once the conflict ends. the va just put out a report saying they estimate around 20 veterans a day commit suicide. even when the fighting ends for the people overseas fighting, the war just begins for a lot of them when they come back home. in addition to that, it does come down to -- and this is a very important point about, who is the partner we're working with on this the only people to come out faster to condemn president karzai's comments were the taliban who came out and said these are ridiculous comments, we're not courting the americans. so karzai is ending up having two very
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2013 9:00am PDT
a shoe-in for mitt romney's vp slot came out in favor of gay marriage. >> i'm announcing today a change of heart. on an issue that you know a lot of people feel strongly about. and it has to do with gay couples, opportunity to marry. my son came to jane, my wife and i, told us that he was gay. and that it was not a choice. and that you know, he, that's just part of who he is and he had been that way ever since he could remember. >> what was your reaction when he told you? >> love, support. >> was the gop finally knocking on the door of the 21st century? and, as purveyors of trickle-down everything, with this new-found tolerance trick down to the rest of the party. a party that lost gay americans last year by a margin of 53 points. if cpac is any indication, probably not. >> we cannot hope to limit government if we do not stand up for the core civil society institutions, beginning with marriage. >> just that i believe states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot. >> senator rubio a happy to espouse the marriage equality, notably absent fro
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 9:00am PDT
highlighted just how difficult it will be to change the fundamentals or really change anything at all. >> we're not here to rebrand a party, we're here to rebuild a country. we're not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from d.c. we're not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. >> the biggest take-away from conferences? conservatives are in the middle of a messy brawl. the kind of knock-down, drag-out free for all where sarah palin jumps off her stool to throw punches at karl rove. >> the last thing we need is washington, d.c. vetting our candidates. the architects can head on back to -- >> they can head on back to the lone star state and put their name on a ballot. >> i would say if i did run for office and win, i would serve out my term. i wouldn't leave office mid-term. >> the kind of fracas that sees ted cruz take on john mccain. >> we had an eminent member of the republican party describe me as whacko bird. if standing for the constitution makes me a whacko bird, then count me a proud whacko bird. >> the kind of intraparty donnybrook featuring ann
MSNBC
Mar 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
you know you're wrong but terrified of being right. republicans can't quite figure out how to change with the country. reince priebus deduced that something is afoot. >> if you're basically losing for 24 years, something has to happen in our party. >> could that something be an embrace of marriage equality? >> my position is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but my other position is that you also treat people with dignity and respect and love and grace. >> your own view on same-sex marriage has not changed? >> no. as for the pert's evangelical base, mike huckabee chose the middle ground. >> if they do, they're going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk. and it's not because there's an anti-homosexual mood and nobody's homophobic that i know of. >> rick santorum was still pulling out the old standby. >> if marriage is just two people loving each other or three or four people loving each other, you can call anything marriage. >> and what of the newly invigorated tea party? jim demint wrote today, those of us who support marriage as it has b
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2013 9:00am PDT
has changed. >>> yesterday chris christie was in parter son, new jersey where he just won 11% of the vote. >> when people have said that, governor, why don't you bring people together? i say, hell, i did bring people together. go to patterson. 89% of the people said, we don't want you. i thought, of course i'm not going to win there, but when i do win, i'm going to all those folks to know that i'm their governor, too. that's what you have to do if you want to lead. >>> but no good deed gotten unpunished. christie's outreach and decision to expand medication, which will provide health care for 300,000 poor people in his state did not go unnoticed. >> they pull off the effects of the massively expanded medicaid program where they also expand the definition of poor so more and more people are on the government dole. and this is why when you have republican governor like krispy kreme signing on to this, it's going to be financially ruinous. i'm a conservative, why don't i get to speak at cpac? have a doughnut and shut up, will you? >> ouch. ryan, do something that benefits your s
MSNBC
Mar 14, 2013 9:00am PDT
around the world and change the world? or is it purity that the idea of we're just about cutting spending in government? >> the internal dispute is what's telling on their publicity machinery here. because if you've got you know, reputable people saying look, this looks like the wookys and when i see allen west there, when he says black people are interested in smaller government, they did, they chose not to re-elect you. so what's interesting is that the, if you will, frack as from within is about the soul of the republican party. is it going to be the outliers who say we're the ones who are the litmus test for the future of this country. if you can't be sexy, crazy, mad, you can't get the attention of the public. >> megan, i want to come to you, but i want to read something that was written by michael moynihan in the "daily beast." what he said, as anyone who has attended a recent cpac has witnessed, the grassroots activists of the right are a rather different species from the average republican voter. seem increasingly capable of calm lg arguing that america is being forced off the roa
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 9:00am PDT
that attitudes have changed dramatically in the last ten years and in recent days, three democratic senators have rushed to embrace the cause. joining party elders and the vast majority of the democratic base. in contrast, only three republicans in congress would support same-sex marriage, including just one senator, rob portman. before this morning's arguments, plaintiffs in the case spoke out about their journey. >> jeff and i long to be married and start a family of our own and have the equal rights guaranteed to all americans that are in loving and committed relationships. and today marks the final chapter of a long, four-year journey toward that goal. >> in deciding whether prop 8, a 2008 ballot initiative which struck down the california supreme court's legalization of gay marriage is constitutional, the court could choose from one of several options. it could uphold the ban, thereby telling california and 40 other states that do not currently allow same-sex marriage, that they are free to continue to do so. the court could also issue a broad ruling striking down prop 8 and making same-sex
MSNBC
Mar 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
problems. ready to change your routine? ask your doctor about once-a-day xarelto®. for more information including cost support options, call 1-888-xarelto or visit goxarelto.com. >>> will the supreme court justices stick their necks out or bury their heads in the sand? it's march 27th, and this is "now." >>> i'm joy reed in for alex wagner. joining mess ga deputy editor michael haney. mother jones washington bureau chief and msnbc analyst david corn. today the supreme court is hearing day 2 of arguments on one of the most important civil rights issue of our time, marriage equality. yesterday the nine justices indicated they wanted to avoid issues a sweeping ruling in either direction on california's prop 8 case. at one point chief justice john roberts asked ted olson why supporters needed the label of "marriage." >> so it's just about the label in this case? >> the label is -- >> same-sex couples have every other right, it's just about the label. >> the label means something. it's like to say you can vote, you can travel, but you may not be a citizen. they are certain labels that are ve
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2013 9:00am PST
to come by when you're a dictator in troubled waters. robert, we have seen dramatic changes around the world in terms of dictators and dictatorships falling. but i guess my question is, as someone who's worked inside the white house, which is worse, the dictator or the void that is left after he or, i guess, she falls? >> i think it's a bit of both. i mean, look, incidentally, i'm riding up on the train yesterday and sitting next to a reporter who says this statement came out about them kicking these two diplomats out and blaming the united states for causing cancer. i literally said, it must mean they will soon announce his death. five minutes later, she says, oh, my god, hugo chavez died. you've got this well-worn, tired, tattered dictator in south america playbook that really keeps the entire region, or i should say most of the region, back from enjoying the growth in the global economy, except for places like columbia or brazil, fast moving, fast growing. the rest of these countries are held back by dictators that seem more stuck in the '50s or '60s than they do ready to bring
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
't get to change the definition. so it is not something against gays. >> guy people, pad files, practitioners of beast ality, all the same, in a vague attempt at rehabilitation at nutritional science. ben carson joined andrea mitchell today to clear things up. >> what i was basically saying is there is no group. i wasn't equating those things. i don't think they are equal. just, if you ask me for an apple and i give you an orange, you say, that's not an or not oj. well, here's a banana. that not an apple either. here is a peach, that's not an apple either. it doesn't mean i'm equating the banana, orange and peach in the same way, i'm not equating those things. my point was that once we start changing the definitions, then where do we stop, you know? we can go with anything. >> to help better understand all of this, let us bring in screen legend rita moreno, whose new book is titled "rita morena." rita, let's start with you first. you have a book that defines your time as a latina, and cultural shift in america. what do you make of this moment today when you have a u.s. congress
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 9:00am PST
hear of anything changing whatsoever on the situation. eugene, the president, let's talk about the president's role here. he is forced to tread this very odd line, which is to say it's not an apocalypse, but it's bad. he's been accused of fear mongrg. >> it's just bad enough for everybody to call their republican congressman and tell them to come back to the table. that's how bad it is, precisely. >> he needs the public to feel outraged. he doesn't necessarily need them to be in pain. he wants them to be angry about this. >> responsibly, what can the president allow? how bad can he allow it to be? if he sees something awful happening due to the sequester cuts, it seems to me he's going to feel it's incumbent on him to rectify it as far as he can. otherwise he's being derelict in his duty as president. he can't let an aircraft carrier rust to pieces or something like that. he is going to have to fix it up. >> i would say, john, your client has an interesting analysis in today's "washington post." neither side, i mean, the white house has sort of been offered some more power in t
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